TERRACE, BC: Government is launching a website to provide project information for drivers who will be travelling near the planned commercial vehicle inspection station three kilometres east of Terrace.
The website provides the public with an opportunity to review conceptual designs of the planned facility and a timeline of the project: www.gov.bc.ca/terracecvis
It also includes information about commercial vehicle safety enforcement (CVSE) and the Weigh-In-Motion technology that will be used. The website provides contact information and will be updated periodically with project updates and traffic advisories.
The new inspection station will be approximately 45,000 square metres (484,376 square feet), with almost 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) dedicated to an inspection building. The facility will include parking for the public, staff, and oversize vehicles and will support multiple services, including:
- short-term truck parking (five stalls)
- overnight truck parking (10 stalls)
- refrigeration unit plug-ins
- Wi-Fi and CCTV
- oversize vehicle staging for inter-regional transport trips
A new Weigh-In-Motion sensor pad will also be installed along Highway 16 just east of Terrace as part of the Weigh2GoBC program, a network of monitoring stations that allows carriers with specific transponders to bypass some scales if they meet certain criteria.
At a Weigh-In-Motion-equipped station, the vehicle is identified and checked for height, weight and safety credentials, while travelling at highway speeds without ever leaving the highway. By reducing the number of vehicles that must report to inspection stations, inspectors have time to identify and focus on higher-risk carriers to improve safety and efficiency throughout the province. The Weigh-In-Motion sensor pad will also screen commercial vehicles to identify tire problems that affect safety, so it can be dealt with right away.
Weigh-In-Motion construction is expected to be complete by fall 2021 and the sensor pad will be made operational by early 2022. The inspection station is expected to go to tender in late 2021 with an estimated completion date of 2024.
The new facility will also serve as a destination for those looking to obtain more information on CVSE programs and services.
Written and released by BC Government